AIDS Awareness Project…Bringing the Quilt to Wilmington

The Frank Harr Foundation is honored to be bringing The AIDS Memorial Quilt to Wilmington November 30th through December 15th. During this two-week event, the Quilt will be displayed at select venues in our community with speakers, educational workshops, and social gatherings hosted to continue the mission of making HIV/AIDS real and immediate.

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. The Quilt has redefined the tradition of quilt-making in response to contemporary circumstances. A memorial, a tool for education and a work of art, the Quilt is a unique creation, an uncommon and uplifting response to the tragic loss of human life.

We’ll keep you updated on venues and events as they are finalized. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out. Remember, the Frank Harr Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and your support is tax deductible.